Sand Globe Creativity at Crissy Field East Beach
Saturday, March XX, 2022, xx:xx - xx:xxpm (arrive anytime)
Crissy Field East Beach, San Francisco, CA ( map )
A free, public, all-ages event in partnership with Crissy Field Center (an initiative of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the National Park Service and the Presidio Trust.)
Making sand globes feels like magic. "It's like making a sand castle in the air." Creating sand art and playing with sand globes brings happiness, and connects us with the coast and each other. Check out this sand globe photo gallery.
At this event, socially engaged environmental artist Zach Pine and Adventure Guides from Crissy Field Center will teach everyone to make sand globes (and encourage them to teach others!) Then, as in all his collaborative create-with-nature events, we'll make a spontaneously evolving art installation. Non-globe creativity involving sand and people is also encouraged of course! We'll also play cooperative sand globe games like "pass the peas" and "large sand globe collider," and invent new ones.
Pine has been refining his technique for making sand globes since 2000, and has taught over a thousand people how to make them. Learning to make your first sand globe takes about 5 minutes; it usually takes beginners about ten minutes to make a grapefruit-sized globe.
Sand globe making is spreading over the earth through the project Sand Globes Worldwide. You can see sand globes worldwide on Instagram.
This event aims to maximize access for all people. Our activities will be centered within reach of the paved promenade along the beach. Crissy Field East Beach has multiple accessible features, including accessible parking and restrooms. Beach wheelchairs are available upon request. If you have questions about accessibility, please contact us.